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Bid too high for sidewalk


Elmer City’s sidewalk project is up in the air as the lone bid for the work was far too high, council members were informed Thursday night.

The bid was for $306,000, far above the engineer’s estimate of $159,000.

Public works director Jimmer Tillman said the town will try again, this time allowing those on the town’s small business roster to bid on the project.

The town has a $225,000 grant from the state’s Transportation Improvement Board and was advised to reject the lone bid.

The work includes sidewalks on Front and Williams Streets and provide connections to the post office, tow...

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